Genetic Factors Related to Adrenal Function

Ep 70
In this episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we go over the intricate connection between genetics and adrenal health, the importance of gene testing, and learning about how certain genetic variations can impact adrenal hormone production, stress resilience, and even the risk of adrenal disorders. Listen to the full episode to learn more


Genetic Variations and Adrenal Health
Genetic factors play a significant role in adrenal health and the functioning of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. Understanding the genetic variations involved in adrenal function can help identify susceptibility to adrenal-related conditions and guide personalized approaches to maintaining adrenal health.

SNP Variations and Adrenal Dysfunction
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which are genetic variations, can impact the function of adrenal hormone receptors and signaling pathways. Certain SNPs can lead to chronic fatigue, obesity, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, indicating a tendency toward adrenal dysfunction.

Importance of Stress Management and Personalized Support
Genetic variations related to adrenal health indicate a need for individuals to be more mindful of factors that affect adrenal function. Stress management techniques and personalized support, including targeted supplementation and lifestyle modifications, can help restore adrenal balance and improve overall health. The focus should be on addressing the underlying causes rather than merely covering up symptoms.



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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.